Long Gu

Fossilia Ossis MastodiAnchor, Settle, & Calm the Spirit Taste: Sweet, AstringentFlavor: NeutralChannels Entered: Heart, Liver, KidneyDosage: 15-30g Key Characteristics: Calms with heaviness Binds with astringency (loss of fluids due to deficiency) Secures the...

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Mu Li

Ostreae Concha Anchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit Taste: Salty, AstringentTemperature: CoolChannels Entered: Liver, KidneyDosage: 9-30g; should be cooked first when used in decoctions. Key Characteristics: Secures deficiency leading to leakage and loss Softens...

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Ci Shi

Ci ShiMagnetitum Anchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit Taste: Acrid, SaltyTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Kidney, LiverDosage: 15-30g Key Characteristics: Sedates and calms the spirit Weighs down the yang while nourishing the true yin Improves acuity of hearing and...

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Zhen Zhu

MargaritaPearlAnchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit Taste: Sweet, SaltyTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Heart, LiverDosage: 0.3-1g Key Characteristics: Quiets the spirit Nourishes the yin Cools Liver heat Calms ascendant Liver yang Brightens the eyes Cautions &...

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Zi Shi Ying

FluoritumFluoriteAnchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit Taste: SweetTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Heart, LiverDosage: 9-15g Key Characteristics: Calms the spirit Nourishes Liver blood Warms the Penetrating vessel, Conception vessel, and Womb Cautions &...

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Hu Po

Hu PoSuccinumResinAnchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit Taste: SweetTemperature: NeutralChannels Entered: Bladder, Heart, LiverDosage: 1.5-3g; do not decoct or calcine Key Characteristics: Settles and calms the spirit Unblocks blood stagnation Facilitates urination...

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Shi Chang Pu

Acori tatarinowii RhizomaAromatic Open the Orifices Taste: Acrid, Bitter, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Heart, StomachDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in cases of yin deficiency with heat signs, or where there is...

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Hou Po

Magnoliae officinalis Cortex Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness Taste: bitter, acridTemperature: warmChannels Entered: Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen, StomachDosage: 3-9g Cautions and Contraindications: Use with caution during pregnancy Actions and Indications:...

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Huo Xiang

Pogostemonis Agastaches Herba Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: AcridTemperature: Slightly WarmChannels: Lung, Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated where there is blazing fire from yin deficiency. Actions & Indications:...

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Cang Zhu

Atractylodis Rhizoma Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: WarmChannels: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated for internal heat from yin deficiency or where there is profuse sweating form deficiency in...

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Bo He

Menthae haplocalycis HerbaCool, Acrid herbs that Release the Exterior Menthae haplocalycis Herba is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia as the dried aerial part of Mentha haplocalyx Briq. (Fam. Labiatae). This herb is used for fever due to exogenous...

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Chai Hu

Bupleuri Radix Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: Bitter, acridTemperature: coolChannels Entered: Gallbladder, Liver, Pericardium, San Jiao (Shao Yang and Jue Yin)Dosage: 3-9g (up to 18g) Cautions & Contraindications: Should not be used when the...

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Bai Dou Kou

Botanical Name: Amomi Fructus Rotundus Category: Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: Acrid, Aromatic Temperature: Warm Channels: Lung, Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-6g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with yin or blood deficiency. Actions &...

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Chan Tui

Cicadae Periostracum Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Sweet, SaltyTemperature: Slightly ColdChannels: Lung, LiverDosage: 3-9g; Crush before decocting. Cautions & Contraindications: Many premodern materia medica texts record the use of this substance for...

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Ju Hua

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemi FlosCommon Name: Chrysanthemum Flower Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: Slightly ColdChannels Entered: Lung, LiverDosage: 4.5-15g; Can be used in decoction, or crushed into a paste for topical...

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Niu Bang Zi

Botanical Name: Arctii FructusCategory: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Lung, StomachDosage: 6-12g; should be ground or crushed before decocting. Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in cases of Qi...

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Sang Ye

Botanical Name: Mori Folium Common Name: Mulberry LeafCategory: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Lung, LiverDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Disperses and scatters...

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Zi Su Ye

Botanical Name: Perilliae Folium Category: Warm, Acrid, Release the Exterior Taste: Acrid, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Spleen Dosage: 5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with warm pathogen disease, or with qi and...

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Cao Dou Kou

Botanical Name: Alpiniae Katsumadai Semen Category: Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: Acrid, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-6g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases with yin or blood deficiency. Actions &...

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Sha Ren

Botanical Name: Amomi Fructus Category: Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: Acrid, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-6g Cautions & Contraindications: Do not use in cases of heat from yin deficiency. Actions & Indications: Promotes the...

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Cao Guo

Botanical Name: Tsaoko Fructus Category: Aromatic Transform Dampness Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-6g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases with yin or blood deficiency. Actions & Indications: Strongly...

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Qing Hao

Botanical Name: Artemisiae annuae Herba Category: Clear Heat from Deficiency Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Kidney, Liver, GallbladderDosage: 6-12g Cautions and Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with weak digestion or watery diarrhea....

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Di Gu Pi

Botanical Name: Lycii Cortex Category: Clear Heat from Deficiency Taste: Sweet, BlandTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Lung, Kidney, LiverDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated for those with loose stools due to Spleen deficiency. Actions...

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Bai Wei

Botanical Name: Cynanchi atrati Radix Category: Clear Heat from Deficiency Taste: Bitter, SaltyTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Kidney Dosage: 3-12g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Clears heat and cools the blood: for...

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Yin Chai Hu

Botanical Name: Stellarie Radix Category: Clear Heat from Deficiency Taste: SweetTemperature: Slighty ColdChannels Entered: Stomach, LiverDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with blood deficiency without heat. Actions &...

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Shui Niu Jiao

Botanical Name: Bubali Cornu Category: Clear Heat, Cool the Blood Taste: SaltyTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Heart, Liver, StomachDosage: 30-120g in decoction; 6-15g as a powder Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency...

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Sheng Di Huang

Botanical Name: Rehmanniae Radix Category: Clear Heat, Cool the Blood Taste: ColdTemperature: Sweet, BitterChannels Entered: Heart, Kidney, LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated with significant dampness from Spleen deficiency or with...

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Xuan Shen

Botanical Name: Scrophulariae Radix Category: Clear Heat, Cool the Blood Taste: Bitter, Sweet, SaltyTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Lung, Stomach, KidneyDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold dampness of the Spleen and...

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Chen Pi

Citri reticulatae PericarpiumRegulate the Qi Taste: Acrid,Bitter, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Spleen, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g Cautions and Contraindications: This herb is bitter and drying.  It should be used with caution in those with heat from...

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Ma Huang

Botanical Name: Ephedrae HerbaCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: Acrid, Slightly BitterTemperature: WarmChannels entered: Lung, Bladder Dosage: 2-9g Key Characteristics: Induces sweating Calms wheezing Promotes urination Cautions &...

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Gui Zhi

Botanical Name: Cinnamomi RamulusCategory: Warm, Acrid herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: Acrid, SweetTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Heart, Lung, Bladder Dosage: 3-9g; for decoctions, add near the end of cooking Cautions & Contraindications:...

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Jing Jie

Botanical Name: Schizonopetae HerbaCategory: Warm, Acrid herbs that Release the Exterior  Taste: AcridTemperature: Slightly WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Liver Dosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated with deficiency of the exterior, fully...

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Fang Feng

Botanical Name: Saposhnikoviae Radix Category: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: Acrid, SweetTemperature: Slightly WarmChannels Entered: Bladder, Liver ,Spleen Dosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated with exuberant fire from...

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Cong Bai

Botanical Name: Alli fistulosi BulbusCommon Name: Scallion Category: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with profuse sweating...

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Sheng Jiang

Sheng Jiang Botanical Name: Zingiberis Rhizoma recensCommon Name: Fresh Ginger Category: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: Slightly WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Spleen, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: As with...

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Xin Yi

Botanical Name: Magnoliae FlosCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g; crush before decocting Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of fire from yin...

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Cang Er Zi

Botanical Name: Xanthii FructusCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release Exterior Taste: Bitter, Sweet, ToxicTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Overdosage can lead to vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Several...

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Xi Xin

Botanical Name: Asari HerbaCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Heart, Kidney Dosage: 1-3g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated where there is profuse sweating from qi deficiency, or...

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Gao Ben

Botanical Name: Ligustici RhizomaCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Bladder, Governing vessel Dosage: 3-9g Key Characteristics: Powerfully ascending nature reaches the vertex where it treats headaches...

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Bai Zhi

Botanical Name: Angelicae dahuricae RadixCategory: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Spleen, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g Key Characteristics: Releases the exterior Opens the orifices (especially nose) Dries...

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Qiang Huo

Botanical Name: Notopterygii Rhizoma seu RadixCategory: Warm, Acrid, Release the Exterior Taste: Acrid, Bitter, AromaticTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Bladder, Kidney Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated for blood-deficient painful...

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Qin Pi

Botanical Name: Fraxini CortexCategory: Clear Heat, Dry Damp Taste: Astringent, BitterTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Gallbladder, Liver Dosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Cools heat, resolves...

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Ku Shen

Botanical Name: Sophorae flavescentis RadixCategory: Clear Heat, Dry Damp Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Liver Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold...

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Long Dan Cao

Botanical Name: Gentianae RadixCategory: Clear Heat, Dry Damp Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels Entered: Stomach, Gallbladder, Liver Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindincated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen or Stomach. Actions...

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Huang Bai

Botanical Name: Phellodendri CortexEnglish Name: phellodendron bark Category: Clear Heat and Dry Damp Taste: bitterTemperature: coldChannels Entered: kidney, bladder Dosage: 3-12g Cautions and Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency in the...

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Huang Lian

Botanical Name: Coptidis RhizomaCategory: Clear Heat and Dry Damp Taste: bitterTemperature: coldChannels Entered: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach Dosage: 1.5-9g Cautions and Contraindications: Should be used with caution in those with patterns of cold, yang...

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Huang Qin

Botanical Name: Scutellariae RadixCategory: Clear Heat and Dry Damp Taste: BitterTemperature:Channels Entered: lung, stomach, large intestine Dosage: 3-9g Actions and Indications: Clears heat and dries dampness: a major herb for damp heat in the stomach or intestines...

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Ju Hong

Botanical Name: Citri Reticulatae Exocarpium RubrumCategory: Regulate the Qi   Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: WarmChannels Entered: Lung, Stomach Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: s  This is an acrid, dispersing substance that is bitter and drying....

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Shi Gao

Gypsum FibrosumCategory: Herb that Clear Heat Taste: Sweet, AcridTemperature: Very ColdChannels: Lung, StomachDosage: 15-60g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. Contraindicated in cases of fever...

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Zhi Mu

Anemarrhenae Rhizoma Category: Herbs that Drain Fire Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: ColdChannels entered: Lung, Stomach, KidneyDosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, or diarrhea....

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Xi Gua

Category: Herbs that Drain Fire Pharmaceutical: Citrulli FructusEnglish: watermelon fruit Taste: sweetTemperature: coldChannels entered: Bladder, Heart, StomachDosage:15-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency of the...

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Zhi Zi

Gardenia Fructus Herbs Clear Heat & Drain Fire Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, Stomach, Heart, San Jiao, LiverDosage: 6-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with reduced...

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Dan Zhu Ye

Lophatheri Herba Category: Herbs that Clear Heat & Drain Fire Taste: Sweet, BlandTemperature: ColdChannels: Stomach, Heart, Small IntestineDosage: 6-9 Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Clears heat and eliminates irritability: for...

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Xia Ku Cao

Prunellae Spica Herbs that Clear Heat & Drain Fire Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: CoolChannels: Liver, GallbladderDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with Spleen and Stomach weakness and deficiency. Actions &...

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Lu Gen

Phragmitis Rhizoma Clear Heat, Drain Fire Taste: SweetTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, StomachDosage: 15-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. Actions & Indications: Clears heat and...

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Tian Hua Fen

Trichosanthis Radix Category: Clear Heat, Drain Fire Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, StomachDosage: 10-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. Traditionally, it is not to...

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Jue Ming Zi

Cassiae Semen Category: Clear Heat, Drain Fire Taste: Bitter, Sweet, SaltyTemperature: Slightly ColdChannels: Large Intestine, Kidney, LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Because this is a cold herb that has laxative properties, it should not be used...

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Jin Yin Hua

Lonicerae Flos Category: Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity Taste: SweetTemperature: ColdChannels entered: Large Intestine, Lung, StomachDosage: 6-20g (smaller doses for exterior wind-heat, larger ones for heat toxin, sores, abscesses) Cautions and Contraindications:...

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Lian Qiao

Forsythiae Fructus Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity Taste: bitter, slightly sweet, slightly acridTemperature: slightly coldChannels entered: Heart, Lung, GallbladderDosage: 6-15g Cautions and Contraindications: None Actions and Indications: Clears heat and resolves...

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Ye Ju Hua

Chrysanthemi Indici Flos Category: Clear Heat & Resolve Toxicity Taste: bitter, acridTemperature: slightly coldChannels: Lung, LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Drains fire and resolves fire toxicity: for...

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Da Qing Ye

Isatidis Folium Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity Taste: bitter, saltyTemperature: coldChannels: Lung, Stomach, HeartDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. Actions & Indications:...

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Ban Lan Gen

Isatidis Baphicacanthis Radix Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Stomach, Heart, LiverDosage: 15-30g; 60-120g when a large dose is required Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with deficiency of the...

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Pu Gong Ying

Taraxaci Herba Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: bitter, sweetTemperature: coldChannels: Stomach, LiverDosage: 9-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Large doses may cause mild diarrhea. Actions & Indications: Reduces abscesses and dissipates nodules: for...

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Zi Hua Di Ding

Violae Herba Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: ColdChannels: Heart, LiverDosage: 15-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution for yin-type sores. Actions & Indications: Clears heat and resolves toxicity: for...

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Chuan Xin Lian

Andrographitis Herba Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Small IntestineDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Because this herb is bitter and cold it can readily injure the Stomach qi...

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Bai Hua She She Cao

Hedyotis diffusae Herba Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: ColdChannels: Large Intestine, Stomach, Small Intestine, LiverDosage: 15-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution during pregnancy. Actions & Indications:...

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Bai Tou Weng

Pulsitillae Radix Category: Cleat Heat, Resove Toxicity Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Large Intestine, StomachDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Only dried herb should be used.  Fresh herb is highly toxic. Actions & Indications: Clears heat...

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Ma Chi Xian

Portulacae Herba Clear Hear, Resolve Toxicity Taste: SourTemperature: CoolChannels: Large Intestine, LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated during pregnancy. Actions & Indications: Resolves fire toxicity and cools the blood: for...

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Bai Xian Pi

Dictamni Cortex Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Caution should be exercised if the substance is prescribed for patients with poor liver function.  Beware of allergic...

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Tu Fu Ling

Smilacis Glabrae Rhizoma Category: Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity Taste: Sweet, BlandTemperature: NeutralChannels: Stomach, LiverDosage: 15-60g Cautions & Contraindications: There is one reported case of an allergic reaction with pruritus, papulous erythema, and...

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She Gan

Belamcandae Rhizoma Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: LungDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with loose stools, as ingestion can lead to watery diarrhea.  Relatively contraindicated during...

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He Ye

Nelumbinis Folium Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: Bitter, SweetTemperature: NeutralChannels: Spleen, Heart, LiverDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Treats summerheat patterns:  for fever, irritability, excessive...

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Lu Dou

Phaseoli Radiati Semen   Category: Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity Taste: SweetTemperature: ColdChannels: Stomach, HeartDosage: 15-30g Cautions & Contraindications: Should be used with caution in those with loose stools or diarrhea. Actions & Indications:...

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Qian Hu

Peucedani Radix Category: Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: bitter, acridTemperature: slightly coldChannels: LungDosage: 3-9g Cautions and Contraindications: This is a bitter, draining herb and should not be used for cough due to fire from yin deficiency, or cough...

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Chuan Bei Mu

Bulbus Fritillaria Cirrhosae Category: Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: bitter, sweetTemperature: slightly coldChannels: Lung, HeartDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Unsuitable for problems associated with cold-phlegm or damp-phlegm. Actions &...

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Zhe Bei Mu

Bulbus Fritillaria Thumbergii Cool & Trasform Phlegm-Heat Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, HeartDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Clears and transforms phlegm-heat: for acute Lung heat patterns with...

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Gua Lou

Trichosanthis Fructus Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: sweetTemperature: coolChannels: Lung, Large Intestine, StomachDosage: 9-21g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated for those with diarrhea due to deficiency and weakness of the Spleen and...

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Gua Lou Ren

Trichosanthis Semen Category: Cool & Tranform Phlegm-Heat Taste: sweet, saltyTemperature: coldChannels: Lung, Large Intestine, StomachDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with a weak, deficient Spleen and either nausea or loose...

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Zhu Ru

Bambusae Caulis in Taeniam Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: sweetTemperature: slightly coldChannels: Lung, Stomach, GallbladderDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Clears and transforms phlegm-heat: for heat in the...

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Kun Bu

Eckloniae Thallus Category: Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: saltyTemperature: coldChannels: Stomach, Kidney, LiverDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Reduces phlegm and softens areas of hardness: for various kinds of...

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Hai Zao

Sargassum Category: Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: bitter, saltyTemperature: coldChannels: Lung, Stomach, Kidney, LiverDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Reduces phlegm and softens areas of hardness: for neck...

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Gua Lou Pi

Trichosanthis Pericarpium Category: Cool & Transform Phlegm-Heat Taste: sweetTemperature: coldChannels: Lung, Large Intestine, StomachDosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated for those with diarrheas due to deficiency and weakness of the...

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Man Jing Zi

Viticis Fructus Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: CoolChannels: Stomach, BladderDosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: Traditionally, it is not to be combined with the Aconitum family or with Gypsum fibrosum. Actions &...

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Dan Dou Chi

Sojae Semen preparatum Category: Cool, Acrid, Release the Exterior Taste: Sweet, BitterTemperature: Warm or ColdChannels: Lung, StomachDosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Releases the exterior: for both hot and cold exterior...

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Fu Ping

Spirodelae Herba Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: AcridTemperature: ColdChannels: Lung, BladderDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with spontaneous sweating or deficiency of either blood or qi, use with caution in...

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Ge Gen

Puerariae Radix Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Sweet, AcridTemperature: CoolChannels: Stomach, SpleenDosage: 9-21g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Discharges exterior conditions and releases the muscles: for...

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Sheng Ma

Cimicifugae Rhizoma Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior Taste: Sweet, AcridTemperature: Slightly ColdChannels: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, SpleenDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Because this herb has an ascending, floating nature, it should...

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Du Huo

Angelica pubescentis Radix Category: Dispel Wind-Damp Taste: acrid, bitterTemperature: warmChannels entered: Kidney, BladderDosage: 3-9g Cautions and Contraindications: This herb is drying and readily injures the yin.  Should be used with caution in those with...

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Qin Jiao

Gentianae Macrophyllae Radix Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: Slightly ColdChannels: Stomach, Gallbladder, LiverDosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: s  Inappropriate for those with loose stools due to Spleen deficiency. Actions...

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Wei Ling Xian

Botanical Name: Clematidis Radix Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Acrid, SaltyTemperature: WarmChannels: BladderDosage: 6-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Because this herb is very piercing and mobilizing, excessive use will readily injure the normal qi.  It...

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Mu Gua

Botanical Name: Chaenomelis Fructus Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: SourTemperature: WarmChannels: Spleen, LiverDosage: 6-12g Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated in those with internal constrained heat and scanty dark urine.  Also contraindicated...

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Can Sha

Botanical Name: Bombycis Faeces Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Sweet, AcridTemperature: WarmChannels: Stomach, Spleen, LiverDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Dispels wind and eliminates dampness: for painful...

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Sang Zhi

Botanical Name: Mori Ramulus Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Bitter, NeutralChannels: LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Dispels wind, unblocks the channels and collaterals, and benefits the joints: for wind-damp...

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Wu Jia Pi

Botanical Name: Eleutherococci Gracilistyli Cortex Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: WarmChannels: Kidney, LiverDosage: 4.5-9g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Dispels wind-dampness and strengthens the...

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Xi Xian Cao

Botanical Name: Siegesbeckiae Herba Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: BitterTemperature: ColdChannels: Kidney, LiverDosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Dispels wind-dampness and unblocks the channels and collaterals: for...

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Hai Tong Pi

Botanical Name: Erythrinae Cortex Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Bitter, AcridTemperature: NeutralChannels: Spleen, Kidney, LiverDosage: 6-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Dispels wind-dampness, unblocks the channels and...

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Sang Ji Sheng

Botanical Name: Taxilli Herba Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Bitter, Sweet Temperature: Neutral Channels: Kidney, Liver Dosage: 9-15g Cautions & Contraindications: None Actions & Indications: Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, strengthens the sinews and...

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Qi She

Botanical Name: Agkistrodon Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness Taste: Sweet, Salty Temperature: Warm Channels: Liver Dosage: 3-9g Cautions & Contraindications: Use with caution in those with yin deficiency and dry blood, or wind from blood deficiency. Actions &...

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Fu Ling

Botanical Name: Poriae Category: Drain Dampness Taste: Sweet, BlandTemperature: NeutralChannel Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Lung, HeartDosage: 9-15g Cautions and Contraindications: Use caution in those with yin deficiency, sunken spleen qi, or cold from deficiency with...

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Fu Shen

Botanical Name: Poriae Sclerotium Pararadicis Category: Drain Dampness Taste: Sweet, BlandTemperature: NeutralChannels: Lung, Spleen, Heart, KidneyDosage: 6-15g Same as Fu Ling.  Primarily used for its spirit-calming effect.

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